I am looking to rearrange my flock, so instead of only having Silvergrey Sussex, I want two breeds (4 Sussex + 3???).
I will still keep my Sussex ladies and rooster, but I would like to hatch more chicks for the sake of the meat.
The idea is to cross two breeds and thus achieve heterosis in the chickens (faster growing and more meat).
So I have read a lot about various breeds, which I am considering for my household. Ideally they would also lay decently.
What are good suggestions? Faverolles? R.I.R.? Wyandotte? Houdan? (not a good layer, but I read that it doesn't eat a lot)